There’s no question about it: doing 100 burpees in a row is tough.
It doesn’t matter how fit you are, or how many burpees you do on a regular basis—there’s just something about doing 100 in a row that’s not only physically hard, but incredibly mentally challenging as well.
Honestly, as many times as I’ve done 100 burpees now, it’s still really hard for me. The morning I know that’s going to be my workout for the day, I secretly dread them and find as many ways to procrastinate actually doing them as possible. And that moment before I hit the GO button on the stopwatch? I get butterflies in my stomach even thinking about it.
That’s why I’m so incredibly proud of so many of you for getting past those mental and physical hurdles and doing the 100 burpee challenge every month. It’s not easy, and no matter how fast you’re able to do them, you should be proud of yourself for even attempting them!
So in case you need a little extra motivation this weekend when you give the challenge another go, here are 25 mantras that will help you get through the 100 burpee challenge:
25 Mantras to Get You Through 100 Burpees
Repeat one of these burpees in your head (or out loud!) the next time you do the challenge to help you get through it:
1. I can do this.
2. I’m a rockstar.
3. I can kick these burpees ass!
4. I am capable.
5. I am strong.
6. I won’t let my mind hold me back.
7. I am an athlete.
8. I am confident.
9. I am a serious BADASS.
10. I know if I stick with it I CAN finish.
11. I love challenges and what I learn from overcoming them.
12. Every single burpee is making me stronger and fitter.
13. I am thankful I CAN do burpees.
14. I will NOT give up.
15. I can f&#%ing do this.
16. Starting is the hardest part. I can do this.
17. I will ROCK these burpees!
18. Nothing worth doing is ever easy.
19. One burpee at a time.
20. I’m tougher than the rest.
21. Every burpee I do makes me more awesome.
22. Think strong, be strong, finish strong.
23. Don’t think. Just burpee.
24. Fast or slow, it hurts just the same.
25. I believe I can do this!
August 100 burpee challenge + t-shirt contest
Ok you guys, you’re probably starting to know the drill by now, but here are the rule refreshers for the t-shirt contest:
Step #1: You do the 100 burpee challenge. You have by the end of the weekend (a.k.a. August 3rd) to complete the challenge.
Step #2: Post your time AND the amount you’ve improved from last month’s challenge in the comments of this post. I’ll try and make sure to look on Facebook/Google+/my inbox as well, but if you want to make sure I see your time, post it here.
Step #3: I’ll look over all the times and send a shirt of your choice to you (or whoever you want)!
Now go work as hard as you can! And don’t forget, you have by the end of the weekend to do the challenge and post your time. Kick some burpee ass!